Chris Pratt to Receive Generation Award At MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Actor Chris Pratt (but you can call him Star-Lord) will receive the Generation Award next month at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

MTV announced today the star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World will be recognized for his roles that have been met with acclaim from critics and fans alike.

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Pratt breakout performance came as Andy Dwyer on the NBC comedy Parks & Recreation, which led to starring roles in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Universal's Jurassic World. His career has been rounded out by roles in films like The LEGO Movie, Her, Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. 

He returned as Star-Lord in 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and in the current Avengers: Infinity War. He'll next be seen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which he reprises his role as Owen Grady, Velociraptor trainer.

Pratt isn't the first Marvel Studios star to receive the Generation Award. Robert Downey Jr. as honored in 2015. He also joins such previous honorees as Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon.

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This won't be Pratt's first MTV Award, either, as he took home the Golden Popcorn for Best Action Performance in 2016's Jurassic World.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Tiffany Hadish, will air June 18 on MTV.

Directed by J.A. Bayona from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, with BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum. The film arrives in theaters on June 22.

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